I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy along Lake Union in Seattle, WA. I have over 16 years experience in private practice, having earned a Masters of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Prior to becoming a counselor, I graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Religion, spent 10 years in the business world (ranging from my own small clothing design business to being a clothing buyer for Eddie Bauer) and spent the next 6 years primarily as a stay-at-home mother raising a highly gifted child. Originally from the East Coast, my husband & I have been happily married & living in Seattle for over 28 years. I bring a wide range of life experience to my therapy practice along with my counseling education and training.
Balance is a major focus in my life and in my practice. I believe it is possible to fully develop one's self, our individual passions and potential, even while growing in deeply connected relationship, and that each can be enhanced by the other. All this while working, raising a family and giving back to the community is extremely challenging in today's world, but possible with help, focus and openness to change. In addition to my work, marriage and parenting, I am a deeply committed Christian for whom studying scripture, seeking God and finding truth has been my primary passion in life. I have greatly enjoyed leading in-depth bible studies for people of widely different faith backgrounds, speaking at & leading women's spiritual retreats, and being a long-term member of a wonderful Christian community here in Seattle, Bethany Presbyterian Church.
My counseling approach is to create an extremely safe place where together we can explore what and how you want to change; I view therapy as a sacred space filled with compassion and never judgment. In collaboration, we discover what is behind the challenges keeping you as an individual, couple or family from becoming who you want to be, and we then discover the solutions that can make that change happen.
Seattle Pacific University, MS in Marriage & Family Therapy
Dartmouth College, BA in Religion
WA State DOH Marriage & Family License # LF 60012954
Certified SENG Parent Group Facilitator
Professional Activities and Memberships:
Clinical Member of AAMFT (American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
Clinical Member of WAMFT (Washington Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
Prior Board Member of WAMFT